2018 Empty Storefronts Conference presented by NAIOP

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2018 Empty Storefronts Conference

presented by NAIOP

Event Details:

NAIOP, WI the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and NEWaukee present the 4th Annual Empty Storefronts Conference, a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts.

At the Empty Storefronts Conference, we will be spending the day exploring Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and hearing from local, regional, and national experts on unique, progressive, and thought provoking ways to revitalize and activate vacant spaces. Attendees will be able to choose their own morning and afternoon breakout sessions, keep an eye out as we confirm our speaker lineup to start planning your itinerary!

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Additional Info:

This event is part of Startup Week Wisconsin 2018, an entrepreneur-led event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders and startup enthusiasts together to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

We’re looking for speakers! Submit yourself, or someone you know, as a potential speaker for the 2018 Empty Storefronts Conference in Milwaukee! Click here for the application. We will book and cover travel costs for speakers that are selected. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2018.

2018 Sponsorships are still available! Put yourself in front of leading professionals from the creative, economic development, commercial real estate and development industries.  Check out these opportunities! Please contact Jim Villa, Chief Executive Officer, NAIOP Wisconsin, Ph: 414.870.1873 E: jim@naiop-wi.org


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Check out some highlights from previous years!

Schedule:

Main Location: HUB640 (640 N 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI)

• 8:00-8:30AM – Breakfast & Registration
• 8:30-8:45AM – Opening Remarks:
– Jeremy Fojut (Chief Idea Officer, NEWaukee)
– Jim Villa (CEO, NAIOP Wisconsin)
• 8:45-9:15AM – Opening Keynote:
To be announced
• 9:20-9:50AM – Panel Discussion #1:
To be announced
• 10:00-10:30AM – Panel Discussion #2:
To be announced

Neighborhood #1: Downtown Milwaukee
• 11:00-11:30AM – Speakers Session #1:
To be announced
• 11:30AM-12:00PM – Speakers Session #2:
To be announced

Lunch
• 12:00-1:15PM – To be announced

Neighborhood #2: To be announced
• 1:30-2:00PM – Speakers Session #1:
To be announced
• 2:00-2:30PM – Speakers Session #2:
To be announced
• 2:30-3:00PM – Speakers Session #3:
To be announced

Neighborhood #3: To be announced
• 3:30-4:00pm – Closing Keynote:
To be announced
• 4:00-5:00pm – Happy Hour

Neighborhoods:

Neighborhood #1: Downtown Milwaukee
More information coming soon!

Neighborhood #2: To be announced
More information coming soon!

Neighborhood #3: To be announced
More information coming soon!

Speakers:

To be announced!

Recaps:

2017 Recap

Date: November 6th, 2017

Location: Milwaukee, WI (Neighborhoods: Westown, Haymarket, Downtown, Uptown Crossing, Avenues West, Midtown)

Website: www.emptystorefronts.com

Description: NAIOP WI, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and NEWaukee present the 3rd Empty Storefronts Conference, a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts. The Empty Storefronts Conference features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts and is hosted in storefronts and neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

Sponsors:
Town Bank
von Briesen
Findorff
Zilber Ltd.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21
Quorum Architects
Associated Bank
Urban Milwaukee
Wangard Partners

Website Traffic: 3,310 unique impressions

Social Media
Facebook: 65,609 impressions 
Linkedin: 
14,139 impressions
Twitter: 
13,534 impressions

Attendance: 193 RSVPs

Attendees By Location:


Speaker Presentation Links & Contact Information:

“From Empty Storefronts to Vibrant Developments – How do we get there? | Swasti Shah (Swasti.Shah@uli.org), Urban Land Institute

“Creative Redevelopment of Retail: Driving the Highest and Best Use for Underutilized Real Estate” | Charles Cousland (ccouslan@vonbriesen.com – von Briesen & Roper Real Estate Group), Carolyn Esswein (carolyn@ceplanningstudio.com – Ce Planning Studio), Patrick Schloss (pschloss@westalliswi.gov – City of West Allis), & Adam Purcell (adam.purcell@nm.com – Aggie’s Bakery)

“The Boxyard Development” | Casey Stowe (casey@nelsonstowe.com), Nelson+Stowe Development / Boxyard Development

“Grow Your Retail Sector: How Incubators Can Help Your Community Flourish” | Cody Gunstenson (cgunstenson@buxtonco.com), Buxton Company

““Architecting” Change in the Near West Side” | Allyson Nemec (Allyson@quorumarchitects.com), Quorum Architects

“Creating Place to Fill Space” | Elizabeth Brodek (elizabeth@wausauriverdistrict.org), Wausau River District

“SOUP: A Recipe for Community Entrepreneurship” | Cassie Coravos (cassie@detroitsoup.com), Detroit SOUP

“CoWorking in Storefronts” | Tim Syth (tim@lushproduction.com), 5 Wise Workshop

“Waiting in the Wings – Filling Downtown Vacancies” | Craig Tebon (craig@riponmainst.com), Ripon Main Street

“Equitable Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Detroit” | April Boyle (april@buildinstitute.org), Build Institute

“Reshaping Retail” | Dave Wendland (Dave_Wendland@hamacher.com), Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.

“Building a Profitable Restaurant Incubator” | Ben Mantica (ben@galleygrp.com) & Tyler Benson (tyler@galleygrp.com ), Galley Group

“The Modern Workplace: Designing for the Creative Class” | Burton Metz (bmetz@wangard.com – Wangard), Larry Engel (Bader Rutter), & Jeffrey Garretson (jgarretson@findorff.com – Findorff)

“WindowShopMKE – bringing Holiday life to vacant storefronts | Lyn Falk (lfalk@retailworksinc.com – Retailworks) and Matt Dorner (mdorner@milwaukeedowntown.com – Milwaukee Downtown)

“DeMalling a Mall” | Chris Socha (csocha@tkwa.com), Kubala Washatko Architects

“A View From and of Different Markets” | Jim Neyer (jtneyer@neyer.com), NAIOP


2016 Recap

Date: October 27th, 2016 8:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Madison, WI

Website:www.emptystorefronts.com

Description: NAIOP WI , the Commercial Real Estate Development Associationand NEWaukee present the 2nd Storefronts Conference, a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts. The Storefronts Conference features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts. The inaugural Empty Storefronts Conference is hosted in storefronts and neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

Sponsors:
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Hovde Properties
Iconica
Majic Productions
Ryan Companies
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Community Partners:
1000 Friends of Wisconsin
City of Madison
Downtown Madison
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Smart Growth Greater Madison
University of Wisconsin – Extension
Visit Madison
Wisconsin Rural Partners

Social Media
Facebook:
8.5k Facebook Users Reached

Linkedin:
12,638 LinkedIn Accounts Reached

Twitter:
159 Tweets
170k Twitter Accounts Reached

Attendance: 111 participants

Website Traffic:Unique Visits: 29,656

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Attendee Report

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Presentations
Justin Ley // Hoodstarter – Deathstars, Cows, and Community Meetings: Why crowdsourcing is the future of urban development
Email: justin@hoodstarter.com
Eric Ho //MiLESPROTOTYPING, EXPERIMENTING, & UTILIZING SPACES as a Way to Collaborate and Test New Ideas
Kelsey Otero // Marquette, Near West Side Commercial Corridor Development Working TeamFill That Storefront: Revitalizing Neighborhoods via Small Business Competitions
Nora Schmidt // Viroqua Chamber Main StreetMaking Big with Small and How You Can Fill Storefronts in Your Community Too
Email: nrschmidt@viroqua-wisconsin.com
Line Sandsmark // ShunkpikeWorking with the Wizards of Emerald City
Joe Truesdale & Jenna Floberg // Fond du LacOh Crepe! A Pop Up Fond du Lac Story
Email: joetruesdale@gmail.com
Rachel Quednau // Strong TownsSmall Bets To Build Strong Towns
Email: quednau@strongtowns.org
Anthony Askew // Motor City Match – Motor City Match for Small Business & Developers
Email: aaskew@degc.org
Amy Griel & Francisco Loyola // Kenosha Creative SpaceBe Careful What You Wish For
Matt Wagner // National Main Streets Inc.New Trends in Filling Storefronts along Main Street
Email: MWagner@savingplaces.org
Gary Toth // Project for Public SpacesStreets as Places
Mike Slavish // Hovde Properties – A Developer’s Dilemma: What to do When the Numbers Don’t Add Up (No Presentation)
Email: mslavish@hovdeproperties.com

Media

How To Fill Those Empty Storefronts
Urban Milwaukee
Oct 26th, 2016

Feedback

“Just wanted to congratulate you on a great conference.  Truly enjoyed it and picked up some great ideas and contacts while there”

— Matt Wagner Ph.D., VP of Community Revitalization, National Main Streets Center, Inc (Chicago, IL)

“Thanks so much for inviting us to speak at the Empty Storefronts conference. We had a lot of fun.”

— Justin Ley, Co-Founder, Hoodstarter

“What a pleasure to chat with you and to be part of the Vacant Storefronts Conference yesterday. Bravo to you and your team for a well executed event and for the remarkable things you are doing as educators and “do-ers” in your community.”

— Nora Schmidt, Executive Director, Viroqua Chamber Main Street

“I just wanted to write and say thanks for inviting me to the Storefronts Conference.  It was a lot of fun and you guys did a great job organizing.  Looking forward to hearing if some positive results ensue.”

— Jeff Wood Principle, The Overhead Wire

“I hope all is well. I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for the invitation to last week’s conference. I connected with some great people and thoroughly enjoyed the presentations I got to see. I wish I’d been able to see more, but I look forward to reviewing the presentations to learn more about other great things happening across the country. I also got great feedback on my presentation with a highly engaged audience. Kudos to you and your team for orchestrating a stellar event.”

 —  Anthony L. Askew Program Manager, Motor City Match Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

“You, the Newaukee team and the crew of NAIOP-WI are fabulous! It was truly an honor to be part of the day. Definitely excited to stay in touch and crossing fingers we’ll find ways to do more work together :)”

— Carol Stakenas Executive Director, No Longer Empty

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2018 sponsorships are still available! Put yourself in front of leading professionals from the creative, economic development, commercial real estate and development industries.

Please contact Jim Villa, Chief Executive Officer, NAIOP Wisconsin, Ph: 414.870.1873 E: jim@naiop-wi.org